Belle Vue were dominant in their 34-56 demolition of Swindon at the Abbey Stadium, mirroring the performance of their original attempt against the CFS Robins three weeks ago.
The Rentruck Aces wasted no time in laying down their marker with a 5-1 courtesy of Max Fricke and Steve Worrall to start things off, with both in blistering form for the visiting side.
There was little the home team could do to respond as they established a significant lead which extended to 10 points after six heats, with no sign of their momentum slowing down.
Rohan Tungate swept away a miserable start with a win in Heat 10 while Kyle Bickley scored his first ever Premiership point after a battle with guest Robin James Sarjeant in Heat 8.
Fricke, as impressive as ever, top scored for the Rentruck Aces with 14+1 while Frenchman Dimitri Bergé added 11+2 and Worrall, strong at his former stomping ground, put in 11+1.
Team boss Mark Lemon said: “It was a solid effort from all the boys tonight and although it was only a formality, they approached it with professionalism and a can-do attitude.
“We had to make full use of the track time ahead of Monday’s fixture down at King’s Lynn and the boys certainly responded, and the strength of their performance was very encouraging.
“It was good to see Kyle getting amongst the points after a nervous start. He touched the tapes a couple of times but he picked up some good points and made a great debut at Premiership level for the Aces.
“It was a meeting where we could’ve eased off but with our emphasis very much on the play offs we had to keep the momentum going and the boys were masterful from start to finish.”
Belle Vue face King’s Lynn on Monday, October 1 when they travel to Norfolk for leg two of their play off semi-final, running parallel to the decider between Poole and Somerset.
The club will host its annual end of season celebration ‘The Maugers’ on October 20 at the National Speedway Stadium. Ticket information coming soon.
RESULT - SWINDON V BELLE VUE - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Swindon ‘CFS Filtration’ Robins 34:David Bellego 8, Tobiasz Musielak 7+1, Adam Ellis 6, Nick Morris 4+2, Troy Batchelor 4+1, Tom Brennan 3+1, James Sarjeant 2.
Belle Vue ‘Rentruck’ Aces 56:Max Fricke 14+1, Dimitri Berge 11+2, Steve Worrall 11+1, Josh Grajczonek 9, Rohan Tungate 8+1, Kyle Bickley 3+2, Craig Cook R/R